Sporting teenager Cameron Harris is celebrating after clocking up a fistfull of awards for his horse-riding skills – and a place on the shortlist for the next paralympics.
The 15-year-old from Totnes has just won a collection of rosettes for his achievements in a season of riding competitiions with the Torbay and District Riding Club.
On top of that, he was presented with club’s reserve champion shield after he was picked out as the second most successful rider in the club during the past season.
Last autumn, Cameron travelled to Manchester where he was assessed for a place in the paralympics athletics section and shortlisted for future assessments. And, when he is not riding, Cameron swims with the Totnes Swimming Club and goes kayaking with the Totnes Canoe Club, said his mum, Heather.
Cameron is a student at the Combe Pafford School in Torquay, which teaches students with moderate learning difficulties.
He has been riding since he was five years old and lives with mum and dad Alan in Bridegtown Hill, Totnes.
He clocked up his riding triumphs on Urchin the Shetland pony on loan from the Mare and Foal Sancturary based at Littlehempston.
Heather said this past year’s riding successes had been the best that Cameron had done.
‘He is chuffed to bits,’ she said.